LÉ William Butler Yeats has detained two Irish fishing vessels off Cork over alleged breaches of fishing regulations
It has been reported that the Irish Navy has detained two Irish fishing vessels off the Cork coast over alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
The Naval Service vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) detained the two boats, which are registered in Ireland, approximately 75 nautical miles south-east of Cork Harbour.
The vessels are currently being escorted to Cork Harbour, where they will be handed over to an Gardaí Síochana.
So far in 2020 the Irish Naval Service has now detained 10 vessels in operations in Irish waters..
“The Defence Forces conducts at-sea fishery inspections in line with the service level agreement with the Sea Fishery Protection Authority, as part of its delivery of government services to the State,” said a statement from the Defence Forces.
In July, the LÉ William Butler Yeats has detained a French-registered fishing vessel approximately 25 nautical miles west of Great Blaskett Island and a German-registered fishing vessel approximately 250 nautical miles north-west of Malin Head.
Source: Military Press Office